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Certificate: Certificate in Applied Science, CAS


FDTC’s Cosmetology Certificate Program prepares graduates to pass the SC State Board of Cosmetology examination to become a licensed Cosmetologist. Graduates will be able to perform under safe and sanitary conditions, all phases of cosmetology related skills. These skills included hair shaping, styling, coloring, chemical services, manicuring, and skin care.

Students must complete a total of 1500 hours to be eligible to take the State Licensing examination. Applicants are considered to be qualified when they meet all college and program requirements. This program has been approved by the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensure and Regulations for Board of Cosmetology.

•    Department registration is required.
•    Upon admission to the program, student will be responsible for purchasing the following before starting classes and/are REQUIRED to have for first day of class: supply kit(s), textbooks and new uniforms. “No Exception”.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for all COS-prefixed courses for progression and graduation. Cosmetology (COS) courses are offered only once each year, so following the recommended course sequence is extremely important.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Demonstrate roller control, hair shaping, and nail care.
• Demonstrate hair color and hair lightening.
• Identify the method used for hair removal, basic skin care, and make-up application.

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